Erythrina excelsa Baker

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Erythrina excelsa

Cultivated, ex Lumangwe Falls
Protea Hill Farm;
Aug 2015
Photo: Mike Bingham

Erythrina excelsa

Cultivated, ex Lumangwe Falls
Protea Hill Farm;
Nov 2014
Photo: Mike Bingham

Erythrina excelsa

Cultivated, ex Lumangwe Falls
Protea Hill Farm
Jul 2016
Photo: Mike Bingham

Erythrina excelsa

Cultivated, ex Lumangwe Falls
Protea Hill Farm
Jul 2016
Photo: Mike Bingham

Erythrina excelsa

Lumangwe Falls
Oct 1997
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms:
Common names: Mulunguti-wamusyitu (Bemba)
Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Description:
A deciduous tree up to 30 m. tall, flowering while leafless. Bark smooth with longitudinal striations, lenticels and spine-tipped transverse ridges. Leaflets thin-leathery, smooth; petiole and main veins of leaflets sometimes armed with prickles.
Type location:
Cameroon
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Riverine forest (mushitu)
Altitude range: 1100 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Jul
Worldwide distribution: E Africa, Ivory Coast, Cameroon , D. R. Congo and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 21 July 2016
Literature:

Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

Krukoff, B.A. & Barneby, R.C. (1974). Conspectus of species of the genus Erythrina Lloydia 37 Page 416. (Includes a picture).

Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa. A checklist. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Page 410.

Mackinder B. (1973). Erythrina excelsa Kirkia 14 Page 119.

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5)

Verdcourt, B. (1971). Leguminosae, Papilionoideae. Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 559.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 152.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Erythrina excelsa
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Erythrina excelsa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=195330, retrieved 19 September 2019

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